Friends always said what a cute couple they made…

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Random chairs in a country Victorian woolshed; I liked how the two chairs stacked together reminded me of a couple, with one sitting on the other’s lap. Taken a couple of years ago, found in my drafts today!

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The Master Shearer: a quiet Saturday afternoon shear

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Dennis has been shearing all his life, as well as running his own farm (sheep for wool and fat lambs, a few head of cattle, some cropping – even pigs and dairy cows in the past). Now, in his 70s, he still drops into the sling sometimes to get the wool off. Lucky me, to be allowed in with my camera!

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market: rapt attention

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Last month I enjoyed a Saturday morning wandering around the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. Following a tasty market-style egg & bacon roll, we strolled around to see what was on offer; this was no disappointment: there was everything from a plant stall, fresh meats, pesticide-free vegetables, bread products, a stall selling honeycomb-flavoured honey, a tea blender, tempting pastries, a face painter, and much more.

I enjoyed listening to this talented musician, seated in a shaft of sunlight at one end of the pavilion, who had these two little kids in his thrall. (Me too, actually.)

Congratulations to the hard-working team and community of supporters who have created such a successful country market.

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Lonely, I Stand: the reliability of chimneys

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Chimneys have always had the most reliable longevity of above-ground structures in houses, and I have always been intrigued by the presence of a chimney that has held its ground long after the rest of the house has crumbled to the ground.

I was pleased to have been able to enhance the sun in this photo, which shows how this place really felt on the day – a bit lonely and eerie.

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A Car Beyond: (beyond what? What’s beyond??)

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Silly questions, really – but as I wrote the title for this post, I wondered for a moment in what way I meant it; was I referring the condition of the car in the foreground – or to the car beyond it, in the background?

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